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BBC's Planet Earth returns as a live simulcast next week -- but not in the US (video)

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

For fans of HD and / or nature documentaries, the BBC Planet Earth series is the unquestioned champion, and to provide a proper followup the Brits are improving it the only way they know how: doing it live. What the broadcaster calls its "most ambitions global wildlife series ever" will air simultaneously in 140 countries (more on that bit later) starting Sunday May 6th, then every Thursday and Sunday for three weeks.
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BBC Two HD replaces BBC HD channel on March 26th

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (last year)

The BBC has decided it can do without a HD channel just to showcase its gorgeous nature documentaries. As such, it's turning BBC HD into a high-definition simulcast of BBC Two, starting March 26th. As it's already been doing that jo... Read Post

Discovery’s “Life,” Coming This Sunday

Odd : mental_floss (4 years ago)

Here’s a quick teaser to a larger post tomorrow. Discovery and the BBC are about to release Life, their followup effort to Planet Earth, the massive nature documentary from a few years back. Like Earth, Life is shot in HD with lots ... Read Post

BBC Documentary Super Sale, Gatchaman Complete, The Breakfast Club

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (5 hours ago)

There's an amazing selection of BBC nature documentaries on sale today. The highlight for us is the Life/Planet Earth Special Edition set narrated by David Attenborough, but you really can't go wrong with any of these. Read more... Read Post

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